Love, Life, and the List

What do you do when you’ve fallen for your best friend? Funny and romantic, this effervescent story about family, friendship, and finding yourself is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han.
Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings, Abby isn’t going to take any chances.
Which is where the list comes in.
Abby gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). She knows that if she can complete the list, she’ll become the kind of artist she’s always dreamed of being.
But as the deadline approaches, Abby realizes that getting through the list isn’t as straightforward as it seems . . . and that maybe—just maybe—she can’t change her art if she isn’t first willing to change herself.


  1. This Book is amazing! This book was put in Abby's perspective and so i would love to see what It would be like if you made another book like this in Cooper's Perspective. it would be fun watching the different reaction he gives than from Abby's

  2. What’s the conflict of the story, don’t get me wrong I loved this story but I have a hard time understanding.

  3. I just finished reading this book and I love it!!! My favourite book of yours I've read so far is On the Fence and also Listen to Your Heart and this one!! I would really love if you can write more books with love, heartache and suspense.

  4. why did you begin writing this book?

  5. I LOVE this book soooo mush!!!!!!!

  6. I love the book. I am a fifty year old male entering the world of writing. I saw Lucky and Love at my son's book fair, so I bought a copy. I wanted to learn what girls and women liked to read about. I ended up enjoying the story.

    Reading this novel, I love the plot. It kept me guess throughout the novel how it might turn out. She wanted to be painter, but the curator told her, "she had no heart" and she got down to business to get experiences that got her going in the right direction. She painted paintings like the pod racer, the fish, the sunrise, and the stage where she had emotions tied to the paintings; therefore, she added various paints to reflect those feelings. She inspired me to reflect on my writing and add more emotion to it.

    I rooted for Elliot and Cooper. I identified with Elliot. A nice teddy bear of a person, I hoped that he won Abby's heart. Then, I got to thinking about it. It goes back to our ability to chose. admire

  7. hi kasie,
    My name is Mia Nelson and im reading your book for a school assignment. i would love two now some things about you to answer some questions? If you could please email me i would really be thankful. my email is